I did my first official paid catering job this weekend. I have catered lots of events before but have never actually been paid. Although I am not interested in becoming a professional caterer I have to admit it was kind of fun!
A friend who reads my blog recommended me to a friend of hers that was putting on a 40th birthday party for his wife (what a nice guy!). She had shown him pictures of the cupcake bar I had done for the wedding and he called and asked if I could do one for the party
Despite a little last minute stress it all worked out.
I baked the cupcakes the night before just like I had for the wedding reception and then stored them in containers. When I got home from a morning out on Saturday and looked in the container all the cupcake liners had peeled off of the lime cupcakes! They looked horrible!
So with only a few hours to go before I needed to deliver the cupcakes I decided to remake the lime ones. I had to go to two stores to find new cupcake liners!! Despite the last minute stress they got made and delivered and everyone was happy.
I made lemonade out of lemons too and peeled off all the liners from the bad cupcakes, frosted them and then delivered them next door to my neighbor who was hosting a anniversary party for her friend. They loved them!
But I want to show you something else that was REALLY pretty. Look at this amazing meat/cheese/fruit tray that was at the party. When the husband asked a friend to put one together I am sure he had no idea that this was what he was going to get! This is no ordinary meat /cheese/fruit platter!!!
I loved the garnishes of fresh rosemary and Spanish almonds. Have you ever had Spanish almonds? They are amazing!!
It was worth doing the cupcake catering for this party just so I could see this amazing work of art!